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Panel Discussion: Bias Interrupters – Including Men in the Conversation

  • 11/08/2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • NYC Conference Center: 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019


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Because of the importance of this topic to organizations, and in the spirit of inclusiveness, both men and women are invited to attend and participate in this conversation.

Gender bias, both overt and unconscious, continues to have a negative impact on women’s professional success, as well as a company’s growth overall. The first steps are developing an awareness of gender bias and learning strategies to overcome the issue. Let’s start the conversation. Join moderator and WLC Director Lauren McNally as she hosts this panel discussion with experts in the field who will share their insights on:

  • How gender bias is affecting the workplace
  • Ways men can help reduce bias by becoming allies of women
  • Strategies for starting the ally conversation between men and women
  • Male mentoring and sponsoring opportunities
  • Additional resources for women to help them avoid being impacted by gender bias

BONUS: The first 50 attendees to arrive will receive a FREE copy of Alton B. Harris’s book, Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work. Alton will also have a book-signing session after the discussion.


Lois Cooper, PCC
Practice Leader, Human Capital Solutions, LMH Strategies, Inc.
Author, Executive Coach, Motivational Speaker, and Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

Alton B. Harris
Co-Author, Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work
Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University Law School

Daniel Ternan
Co-Chair, Box Women’s Network
Account Executive, Box

Caroline Caselli
Global Chair, Box Women’s Network
Enterprise Account Executive, Box


Lauren McNally
Director, AMA Women’s Leadership Center


Lois CooperLois Cooper is an author, public speaker and diversity consultant. She is also an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. Lois focuses on career transition, leadership development, change management and movement analysis. Her passion for Diversity & Inclusion consulting and training have led her to be appointed Diversity Director for the Society of Human Resources Management for NY State. She was also awarded the Diversity in Business Award in 2017 by Long Island Business News. Lois received her MBA from Baruch College in New York City and her BA from American University in Washington, DC.

Alton HarrisAlton (Al) Harris is a founding partner of the law firm of Ungaretti & Harris, which, in 2015, merged with Nixon Peabody LLP. He is co-author (with his wife Andrea Kramer) of Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work. Al is also the author or co-author of over 150 articles and blog posts on gender, racial, and age bias; practices and procedures to improve diversity and inclusion; and communication techniques for avoiding or overcoming stereotype-driven discrimination. Al speaks across the country (alone or with his wife) about what women, men and organizations can do to create more inclusive leadership structures. He also advises women in many career fields on how they can more effectively pursue career advancement.

Daniel TernanDan Ternan is a corporate account executive at Box. He has worked in the tech industry for the last five years, including a few years at LinkedIn before relocating from California to New York City to join Box. He has had the opportunity to be involved in the Box Women's Network and seeks to promote awareness and ally-ship internally by inviting men at Box into the conversation on unconscious bias and exploring how men can be more supportive colleagues of their female counterparts. Dan grew up in Sacramento, CA, and attended college at UC Berkeley, where he majored in Environmental Economics and Policy.

Caroline Caselli is Global Chair of the Box Women's Network and an Enterprise Account Executive at Box, marrying her passions for business, technology and leadership with sociology, feminism and inclusion. She joined Box in 2013, holding various sales positions in the San Francisco Bay Area, before moving to New York City in 2016 to help build the company's footprint on the East Coast. Prior to Box, she was the head of Sales & Advertising at The Stanford Daily, Stanford's student-run newspaper, where she wrote and edited as an undergraduate. Caroline was born and raised in the Bay Area and holds a B.A. from Stanford University.

Lauren McNallyLauren McNally is director of AMA’s Women’s Leadership Center and oversees the strategic direction of WLC Membership and corporate initiatives. This includes content vision, event planning and marketing strategies. With 13 years of creative and marketing experience, Lauren also leads AMA’s creative department. Prior to joining AMA, she was the creative director for the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), where she led member engagement marketing, communications, creative and event branding. Upon NAPW’s merger with Professional Diversity Network, Lauren became the director of marketing, overseeing digital marketing and career events. She graduated cum laude with a BFA in Visual Communication Design from the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School.

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